Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Africa Network of Prayer (ANOP): November 2018



"Every movement for the advancement of the Gospel must be created by and inspired by prayer. In all these movements of God, prayer precedes and attends as an invariable and necessary condition. In this relation, God makes prayer identical in force and power with Himself and says to those on earth who pray: "You are on the earth to carry on My cause. I am in heaven, the Lord of all, the Maker of all, the Holy One of all. Now whatever you need for My cause, ask Me and I will do it. Shape the future by your prayers...  I made heaven and earth, and all things in them. Ask largely. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. It is My work which you are doing. It concerns My cause. Be prompt...in praying."
E.M. Bounds, - The Weapon of Prayer - Enhanced Version

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - NOVEMBRE


NOVEMBER 01-11

01-03 - MADAGASCAR - Marriage Seminar - Region E- llakaka
                                       - Marriage Seminar Region E- Fort Dauphin
02-  MAURITIUS - Youth Trip to the Seaside
03- UGANDA - Pastors Meeting  (Kampala)
03-ZAMBIA - Youth Fundraising - Copperbelt Region
04-ZAMBIA - National Offering  (all churches)

NOVEMBER 05-11

05-08 - MALAWI- GETHSEMANE -Leadership Training
05-11 - NIGERIA - H.O.P.E Week
06-09 - MADAGASCAR - General Committee Meeting (Camp at Ambohidratrimo)
07-09 - NIGERIA - Enugu State Convention
08-10 - ZAMBIA - WISH Conference  (Copperbelt Region)
08 - UGANDA - Regional Board Meeting ( North Kyoga Region)
09 - LIBERIA - National Board Meeting
10 - LIBERIA-  National Leaders Meeting
10 - ZAMBIA - Youth Fundraising  (Lusaka)
10 - MAURITIUS - Sunday School Teachers & Helpers Meeting
11 - MAURITIUS - Youth Bible Quizzing
11-12 - UGANDA - Crusade (Buhemba , Lake Victoria Region)

NOVEMBER 12-18

14-16 - NIGERIA - Kaduna State Convention
14-16 -TOGO - Ministers and Wives Spiritual Retreat (Adétikopé)
14-16 - GUINEA - Revival
14-17 - UGANDA- Board Members/ Leaders Training
15-16 - MALAWI - S.A.L.T.  Training Seminar
15-17 - ZAMBIA - Regional Apostolic Men Conference (Lusaka)
15-18 - ZAMBIA - Youth Fundraising/Camp Meeting (Northern Region)
16-17 - BURUNDI-Teachers Training Seminar (Bujumbura)
16-18 - BURKINA FASO - Crusade - Zongo Church
17 November -01 December - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Meeting of  Sunday School Teachers
17 - MAURITIUS -  Ladies Meeting
18 - MAURITIUS - Ladies and Men's Meeting

NOVEMBER 19-25

20-23 - LIBERIA- National Youth Revival
21-24 - LIBERIA- Conference - Section IV
21-24 - GHANA -  Jubilee Crusade
21-24 - MAURITIUS - Retreat 2018
23-24 - NIGERIA - MTC graduation - Lagos
23-25 - UGANDA - Seminar (Kamusanene (Aligandira, Lake Wamala Region)
23-25 - UGANDA - District Conference (Kabarole, Region Mt. Rwenzori)
25 - UGANDA - Open Air Evangelism  (Kampala)
25- LIBERIA - Pastors Appreciation Day - Section I

NOVEMBER 26-30

29 - LIBERIA - Pastors Appreciation Day - Section III 
29-01 December - ZAMBIA - WISH Conference (Lusaka) 
29-02 December - UGANDA - Regional Ladies Conference ( Mahulu, Lake Albert Region)

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS


MADAGASCAR
Pray for Randriamanantsoa Gilbert for healing from Cancer, we believe that God will perform a miracle for him.   
Pray the families of Pastor Herizo and Pastor Rinochard- two of our National Youth committee members were in a bus accident. The newly-elected secretary (Pastor Herizo ) was killed  along with at least six other people in the bus) and the out-going secretary, Pastor Rinochard was injured, Please pray for all the families but especially the family of Pastor Herizo. He left behind a young wife and a 10 month- old baby.  

REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Pray for the Regional Missionaries Rene and Clarice Gistoph - they lost an adult son. 

BURKINA FASO
Missionary Ken Cantrell's dad passed away, please pray for his mother. 

SOUTH SUDAN
By God's grace, we are continuing our evangelism/training targeting two new regions of South Sudan, Upper Nile & Equatoria but please pray the Lord will open doors and provide protection for all those travelling and ministering in these regions. Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.

REUNION
Sister Aliette Bovalo one of the Reunion preachers is scheduled for several chemotherapeutic sessions. Please pray for her healing.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Les assemblées locales à Kinshasa
Pray for the finances to finish a Church Building; the stability of our churches ;Great revival in the providence; Pray healing for the wife of Pastor Guylain, sister Nelly; Apostolic Bible Studies by correspondence.

MOZAMBIQUE
Pray for: 
- our teens at Chinonanquila for them to keep the word of God in their hearts, for them to decide to serve God, for them to keep serving him and seeking for the new birth so they can make the difference in Mozambique. 
- the numerical and spiritual growth of the church at Polana Caniço B. 
- those that have already finished the bible studies and are making their decisions. 
- those that are involved in the conducting of the service for the continual outpouring of the Holy Ghost over each one of them. 
- the two congregations, during the 3 months that we will be away, so that not only they remain firm but that they continue growing both numerically and spiritually and experiencing the richest of Gods blessings and wonderful things coming from the Lord. 

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LET THE NATIONS PRAISE HIM

1 Chronicles 16:24
 "Declare his glory among the nations, 
his marvelous deeds among all peoples"

LIBERIA
We are grateful to God for National Ladies Thanksgiving Service. We thank God for the out pouring of the Holy Ghost in our local churches. To God be the glory for the great things He is doing in the UPCL.

DEMOCRATIC  REPUBLIC OF CONGO 
We praise God for the different Ministries of the Church.

MADAGASCAR 
At our recent Bible School graduation, sixty (60) students graduated. A total of one hundred fifty-four (154) full-time students are enrolled at three campuses.

REVIVAL REPORT 


SENEGAL
We thank the Lord for four (4) people that were baptized. God is great and He will save our families.

SOUTH SUDAN
Oct 3 received a report of the results from evangelism in the Equatoria Region. Thirty-One (31) people were baptized in Jebel Dinka and eight (8) were baptized in Khor William including, three (3) area Chiefs. Several Children were also dedicated and one (1) person received the Holy Ghost.

ZIMBABWE
GATS Graduation: forty-five (45) students graduated, same week six (6) people received the Holy Spirit. October 5-7 there were five ( 5) people that the Holy Spirit; three (3) people were delivered from demons; seven (7) people were healed; twenty (20) people are waiting to be baptized, (because they could not find water in the area).  

TANZANIA
Seventy-one (71) people were baptized; Ninety-Nine (99) people received the Holy Spirit; Sixty-Four (64) people were healed.  
Morogoro region: a nursery school was opened and also a preaching point was established. 
Mbeya region: A teacher from the Zambia border area was prayed for and healed. He was baptized and received the Holy Ghost and is now planning to open a preaching point in the area where he lives, and a new preaching point was opened at the Mbeya/Malawi roads intersection with 15 members.
There have been fifteen (15) Teacher Training Seminars since December 2017. One hundred fifty-four (154) teachers completed the course and received their certificate.

Un-named Nation
 A new church has been started, there are now 2 worship centers, please continue to pray for this un-named nation (God knows the name). They have baptized four (4) from the new church. We praise God for the great things He is doing among these people. 

LIBERIA
One hundred seventy-three (173) people were baptized and one hundred sixty five (165) people were filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. 

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NOVEMBER 4 - Focused Prayer for Africa's Children

Missionary Paula Richardson - Coordinator for Reaching Africa's Children and Youth. 

Continue to pray for the 600 million children and youth of Africa. 
Continuing with the Teachers Training Seminars in each nation on the African Continent where we have an established work
countries! 



Below is what has been recorded: 
Tanzania - fifteen (15) seminars for a total of 154 certificates issued
Kenya - 20 certificates
Ghana - three (3) seminars - 73 certificates
Togo - 144 certificates 
Benin - 77 certificates
Gabon - 36 certificates
South Africa - 37 certificates (21 children filled with the Holy Spirit) 
Zambia - 107 certificates (103 children filled with the Holy Spirit)
Malawi - 185 certificates (587 children filled with the Holy Spirit)
Seychelles - 11 certificates
eSwatini (Swaziland)  - 26 certificates
Madagascar - eight (8) seminars - 2,405 certificates 
Total certificates issued: 3,275 
We are so grateful for the committee members of "Reaching Africa's Youth and Children": Paula Richardson (Coordinator) Beth Ikerd and Pamela Sisco, who have worked in their sub-regions to oversee several of these seminars. We continue to develop literature and promote children's ministry and youth ministry across the region. Madagascar, recently had two seminars, one for the young men and one for the young ladies. There were over 1,000 young people in attendance. We're thankful for leaders who are capturing a vision for the importance of reaching Africa's children and youth.  


NOVEMBER 14 - Focused Prayer for French Nations

Praying that revival continues to grow among the French Speaking Nations and peoples of Africa. God is working and opening doors into French speaking nations where we have contacts but no established church. God is working in the nations, continue to pray, God is hearing and answering our prayers. 


Carolyn Adams, Coordinator ANOP





Missions Newsletter: Northern Germany & Berlin

November 2018

Remember that no heart petition sent up in the name of Jesus Christ can lose its way between earth and Heaven. Remember that He is more ready to hear than we to pray. Remember that He still says, "According to your faith be it unto you," and if you ask for the faith, He loves and longs to give it.
-from Expectation Corner by Emily Steele Elliott

As amazingly simple as it sounds, we have learned and are learning that nothing pleases Jesus more than for us to depend on Him and receive His blessings. We ask, expecting to receive, and see His faithfulness continually - a course of action we highly recommend!

During this month we have seen doors open, for which we have been praying. The presence of the Lord through the services and in the altar are drawing people closer to Him.

This month we met a lady in our apartment, with whom we wanted to connect for some time. She invited Sister Sledge to her apartment. During the conversation, she said she would like to visit more. She wants to learn English better, and I promised to help her...if she would teach me some Swahili. We started with "Mungu akubariki" (God bless you). Some of the ladies in the church in Potsdam speak Swahili and were quite surprised to be greeting in that language on Sunday!

No place is safer that the center of the will of God. This week while Brother Sledge rode his bicycle, Sister Sledge felt an unrgency to pray for his protection. After the burden lifted, she sent a text message, asking him to be careful and letting him know avout the prayer. Though he was well withing the bicycle lane and his bike and helmet wel-lit, a double-car bus almost ran over him. Immediately when he was out of harm's way, his phone alerted him he had a text. The angel of the Lord protected him every step.

And that bike ride led to another answered prayer and an open door. He went with a friend to a gathering, where he met some people hungry for truth. Although he offered to meet them for coffee, one emphatically, "I'm coming to church!"

Blessings, fellowship, solid teaching, anointed singing, powerful preaching...nothing was missing from the Elisha Conference in Munich! Brothers Joe Ellis and Harold Linder fed us richly as they unfolded the Word of God with skill and spiritual sensitivity. the HeavenView worship team facilitated our praise (and introduced some beautiful songs we brought back to the churches here). Bro. Charles Robinette cast a vision for far-reaching revival to every culture, generation, and ethnic group. One day in class, prayers were led by various individuals in German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Filipino. This was a foretaste of Heaven, when people from every nation and language will give praise to the Lord (Revelation 7:9-10).


Both of us taught Purpose Institute classes at the conference, a true privilege. The classes were translated into German, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. What a wonderful time to be part of the Kingdom of God!

A young lady from an Apostolic church in the Philippines, working in Germany, came to church in Berlin. She took a pamphlet on the new-birth experience to her roommate, and that young lady said she wants to attend church as well.

How great as our God! We live in excitement and expectation as we walk with Jesus...and with you, who share the journey and labor with us. In this month of Thanksgiving, we thank God for you.

For the purpose of glorifying Jesus,
Carl and Bethany Sledge
United Pentecostal Church Int'l

Going with the Gospel

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mission Senegal Update



4 Baptized in JESUS NAME

I recently baptized a mother and her three children in the wonderful name of Jesus. What is amazing about this story is that about 18 years ago, in another West African nation, I was present when her uncle was also baptized. He was among our first converts in a brand new country. He has since become a leader of the UPCI work in that country. From that moment onward, he believed that God would save his family. It is happening!






Pray for THE GAMBIA

God has opened a door for us to share Apostolic Truth in The Gambia. In the month of January, we will be teaching a group of ministers in this nation which currently has no UPCI Church.
Please pray with us that we will experience a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost and that revelation and understanding will touch many!



Your continuing prayers are greatly appreciated!
God is opening doors of opportunity in our region!
We are excited as we see what God is doing as we work TOGETHER!



October Good News from Northern Europe











Gibbs/Malawi Newsletter


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FEBRUARY 2018

Prayer & Fasting Conferences
Southern Region Conference was a tremendous spiritual encounter. Special thanks to Bro. Eli Hernandez our guest speaker who flowed in the Holy Ghost!

Central Region Conference was held in our capital city of Lilongwe this year. We were so blessed by tremendous teaching and mighty moves of God. Several visitors came and were baptized with one receiving the Holy Ghost.


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MARCH 2018


REVIVAL REPORTS 
• Dzaleka Refugee Camp: 5 Holy Ghost,
  10 reported healings
• Mulanje: 13 Holy Ghost
• Machinjiri: 3 Holy Ghost
• 5 new churches started
• Salima: 25 baptized, 2 churches opened
• Ntcheu: 6 Holy Ghost, 39 baptized,
  new church opened
• Phalombe: 4 Holy Ghost, 14 baptized, 4 healed
• Lilongwe: 5 baptized, new church opened
• Chisi Island: 6 Holy Ghost, new church opened
• Zomba: 2 Holy Ghost, 2 baptized
• Mulanje Youth Revival: 16 Holy Ghost


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APRIL 2018


• Chigamula: 11 Holy Ghost
• Ntcheu Weekend Revival: 26 Holy Ghost
• Zomba: 6 repented, 3 Holy Ghost,
  many healings reported
• Jali: 7 Holy Ghost, including the village chief
  head man!
• Prison Ministry: 18 prisoners baptized
• Southern Region Youth Conference in Blantyre:
  21 received the Holy Ghost

Campus Ministries

• 50 students repented, 20 received the Holy Ghost, and 2 were baptized in Jesus Name!
• A five-day leadership training seminar was held, with 20 in attendance.



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MAY 2018


We had a wonderful time with guest speakers Kevin and Kathy Merriman, and Brad Wallace during our Save Our Children Crusades. 577 precious children received the gift of the Holy Ghost!

During this incredible weekend, 185 teachers received certificates for a Sunday School Teacher Training Seminar. We give God glory for revival in Africa's children's ministries!


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JUNE 2018

Regional Ladies Conferences


• At our Southern Region Conference, guest speaker Sis. Rayna Longstreth from Oklahoma ministered to the ladies of Malawi.
75 ladies received the gift of the Holy Ghost, and 35 were baptized in Jesus Name!

• Central Region: 31 received the Holy Ghost and 5 were baptized!

• Northern Region: 26 received the Holy Ghost and were instructed to go home and be baptized by their pastors.




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JULY 2018


District Conferences
• Balaka: 7 Holy Ghost
• Ntcheu: 40 Holy Ghost, 7 baptized
• Mchinji: 20 Holy Ghost, 5 baptized, many
  healings including one healed from deafness
• Phalombe: 26 Holy Ghost, 9 baptized,
  30 reports of healing
• Dowa: 10 Holy Ghost
• Mangochi: 15 Holy Ghost, 3 baptized,
  17 healings reported
• Balaka Ladies Conf: 9 Holy Ghost



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AUGUST 2018 

REVIVAL REPORTS

• 101 Holy Ghost, 112 baptized
• 58 reported healings
• One new church started in Karonga, a new
 territory on the border of Tanzania
• In Machinjiri: 3 Holy Ghost
• Prison Ministries: 26 Holy Ghost
• Lilongwe Central Region Youth Conference:
  11 Holy Ghost, Over 8 healings reported,
  many delivered!

Left Above: After Pastor Tukula's funeral, these people rushed to a nearby river to be baptized!


39th Malawi General Conference

We are so thankful for the ministry of our home church from Lancaster, Ohio, Pastor Gary Keller, First Lady Barbara Keller, Rev. Preston Keller and Dr. Kristin Keller for pouring out through their ministry, and being used of God in a great way!

Throughout the conference, 91 received the Holy Ghost, 21 were baptized in Jesus name, and many testified of healing!



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